The Good Investor's MentalITy - Do You Have IT? 123

6 Questions | Total Attempts: 77

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The Good Investor’s Mentality Quiz has come from experiences gained through the last 15 years of investing and primarily reflects conversations and readings from great investors and thinkers. This is a quiz about great investors, not great traders, which are two different animals. The overarching attributes that seem to make a great investor are the ability to let logic dominate emotion, a focus on understanding knowable factors, a self-awareness of what is unknown or unknowable, and a constant mission to refine and improve their process. Take the quiz and remember that great investing is a mindset, no a skill-set. Unfortunately attitudes are harder to change than knowledge, but just like other great investors, you can put systems and discipline in place to help f


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A blackjack player has 19, takes a hit and gets a 2 for 21.  Is the decision to take a hit a:
    • A. 

      Good decision

    • B. 

      Bad decision

  • 2. 
    You buy a house for $1 million that subsequently declines in value to $500,000.  Someone offers you $800,000 for the house.  Do you:
    • A. 

      Take the deal

    • B. 

      Pass

  • 3. 
    Two stocks trading at $30 have the same potential upside to $50 and downside to $20, but you have greater confidence in the upside being achieved for Stock One.  Assuming all else equal you would:
    • A. 

      Have a greater exposure to Stock One

    • B. 

      Have equal exposure to both assets

  • 4. 
    You should let winners run:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The five best ideas in your portfolio from a risk-reward standpoint should be your five largest positions:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The best measure of risk for an asset is:
    • A. 

      Downside potential

    • B. 

      Volatility

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